The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Benjamin Prescott Chapter held a regular meeting at the McClurg Mansion in Westfield on May 1.
Vice Regent Antionette Sherman conducted the opening ritual along with Ann Wood.
Roxanne Wood read an article in the National Defender which reported on the DAR Distinguished Citizen's Medal. This medal is awarded to citizen's who have been recognized for going beyond what is expected.
Carol Abell read the secretary's report and Phyllis Noble gave the treasurer's report.
A motion was made and approved to send a memorial gift to a deceased member's family.
The Chapter is waiting to hear from another deceased member's family as to when a DAR memorial plaque will be placed at that member's grave. Some members of the Chapter plan to attend when it is scheduled.
Members are reminded to report volunteer hours performed to the Regent. Some members are volunteering significant hours each month.
Several members attended the District 8 Spring Meeting in Getzville, N.Y., hosted by the Williams Mills Chapter. During the Regents and Vice Regents Round Table, other attendees were treated to a presentation by Donna Fernandes, Ph.D., President/CEO of the Buffalo Zoo. Dr. Fernandes has been instrumental in initiating improvements and new exhibits at the zoo.
After the luncheon, guest speaker Greg Kinal gave an informative and entertaining discourse on the topic of "Women of American History."
The hostess for the Chapter meeting this month was Roxanne Wood.
The Chapter welcomes new members. Registrar Dawn Ubaney is available to assist women who are interested in joining. Please phone 679-1218.
The next meeting will be June 5 at 1 p.m. at the McClurg Mansion.